ANGEL FOOD CAKE & LEMON CAKE SQUARES with ITALIAN BUTTERCREAM & ROASTED COCONUT

Another wonderful use for my new brownie pan! Individual cakes for the BBQ.




We had a casualty that the dogs loved!

I think grams got this recipe originally from the side of a Swan's Down cake flour bag.
ANGEL FOOD CAKE

1 1/4 cups sifted Swans Down cake flour
1/2 cup + 1 1/3 cups sugar sifted sugar
1 1/2 cups +/- 12 room temperature egg whites,
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon PURE vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

NOTE:For chocolate angel food, substitute 1/4 cup cocoa for 1/4 cup cake flour and omit for chocolate angel food
  • Sift flour* once, measure and add 1/2 cup sugar and sift together several more times.
  • Combine egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, and flavorings in large mixing bowl. Whisk continuously until the whites form soft peaks that are moist and glossy.
  • Then add the rest of the sugar very gradually over the whites and beating until sugar is blended, about 25 beating strokes per time.
  • Add flour and sugar mixture very gradually, sifting it over the egg whites. Fold in each addition turning bowl gradually. Use 15 complete fold over strokes each time. After last addition. use 10 to 12 additional fold over strokes.
  • Gently pour into a 10" ungreased tube pan.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Frost and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
*and cocoa when making chocolate angel food

LEMON SPONGE CAKE
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice + rind of 1 lemon
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Beat yolks of eggs until thick and lemon colored.
  • Whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Gradually beat in the sugar, grated lemon rind, and juice.
  • Fold in half of the stiffly beaten egg whites.
  • Cut in sifted flour and salt, add nuts if desired, and remaining egg whites.
  • Bake in a slow oven for about one hour or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out nearly clean.
  • Frost and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  • Chill overnight or several hours.
ITALIAN BUTTERCREAM
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup water
3 egg whites
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring just enough to dissolve the sugar. Heat to between 223 and 234 degrees F., or until a small amount of syrup dripped from a spoon forms a soft thread. It should take 1 or 2 minutes.
  • When the sugar mixture has reached the thread stage, remove it from the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Whip the egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer. When the whites can hold a stiff peak, pour in the sugar syrup in a thin stream while continuing to whip at medium speed. Be careful not to pour too quickly, or it will all just end up at the bottom of the bowl. When the syrup is incorporated, continue to mix for 10 more minutes to allow it to cool. The egg whites will be fluffy and glossy.
  • Add pieces of cold butter one at a time to the egg whites and continue to whip at medium or low speed.
TOASTED COCONUT
1 16 ounce bag coconut
4 tablespoons butter melted
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Toss coconut in melted butter until well coated.
  • Spread evenly on a jelly roll pan.
  • Bake for fifteen minutes and then flip coconut and bake another 15 minutes until golden brown.
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1 comment:

Katie's blog said...

Thanks for being my partner! Sorry for posting late!